Mark Oldershaw named for selection to the Canadian Olympic Team

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OTTAWA, ON (June 3, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has selected Mark Oldershaw for nomination to the Canadian Olympic Team in the Men’s C1 1000m. Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Committee reviewed the results of the Pan American Continental Olympic Qualifier that took place in Gainesville, Georgia from May 19 to 21 and determined that Oldershaw has fulfilled the selection criteria by being the only Men’s Canoe athlete to win the Qualifier. The announcement of Oldershaw’s official selection to the team was delayed while the affected parties were consulted. Oldershaw is an Olympic bronze medalist and this will be his third Olympic Games. He is the fifth Olympian in his family and was the first to medal in 2012.

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Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada